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"To a New Level": An Interview with Natalie Hemby of the Highwomen

Prolific singer-songwriter Natalie Hemby traces her path to becoming one of the Highwomen and hints at a new solo album during the Newport Folk Festival.

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Newport Folk Fest: Jon Batiste Leads Superb Finale

Another weekend at the Newport Folk Festival provides some amazing musical memories, especially the Jon Batiste-led star-studded finale.

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Newport Folk Fest: Darlingside's Fest Debut + Interview

Our intrepid reporter caught Darlingside twice at Newport Folk Festival and chatted with the band about their new album and the touring life.

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Newport Folk Fest: Preservation Hall Jazz Band + Portraits

A few portrait photos from the Newport Folk Festival including notes on our awesome experience with Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

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Newport Folk Fest: Kaia Kater and Museum Stage Open Mic

Smithsonian Folkways' new artist Kaia Kater made a big splash while I witnessed many artists come together during open mic.

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Time Out of Minds: Interview with Author Ryan Walsh on Van Morrison's 'Astral Weeks'

Ryan Walsh chronicles the making of Van Morrison's Astral Weeks and the chaotic Boston scene that gave birth to it and tells us all about it in this expansive interview.

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'Astral Weeks' and the Making of a Van Morrison Classic

Ryan H. Walsh's Astral Weeks beautifully captures a not-so-distant era of free-form radio playing the "boss-town sound", people living communally, thriving underground newspapers -- and a 22-year-old Van Morrison coming into his own.

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Festival: The Criterion Collection

They just don't make documentaries like Festival anymore.

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Deer Tick's Acoustic Clusterfolk Newport After Party Previews 'Vol. 1'

Deer Tick performed the entirety of the acoustic album (one of a pair of forthcoming releases) and have announced a fall tour.

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Newport Folk Scores High Marks with Favorites and Well Curated New Draws

Newport offered sets from favorites like Ryan Adams, Glen Hansard, Flight of the Conchords and chances to see new acts.

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Vestiges of the Canadian Prairie: An Interview with Andy Shauf at Newport Folk Festival

Andy Shauf's album The Bearer of Bad News was released in the U.S. this year and he embarked on a tour that brought him to the Newport Folk Festival.

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Newport Folk Festival 2015: Dylan '65 Revisited and the Community at Fort Adams

The 2015 Newport Folk Festival was an amazing event with a great lineup of artists, the vibe of a small community and a beautiful location.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival were a special intimate performance.

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Chatting with Hozier About "Take Me to Church" + Tour Dates (Interview)

If you aren't familiar with Hozier, listen to "Take Me to Church" now because his tour is already selling out and he just released his first self-titled album ahead of his Saturday Night Live debut.

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Newport Folk Festival 2014: Day 1 & 2 Photos

While it is now under the umbrella of a non-profit foundation, the Newport Folk Festival still remains one of the top Summer festivals for an artist to play.

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Newport Folk Festival: July 31st – Aug 1st, Newport, RI

Throughout the lovely weekend, Newport proved folk music is still strong, and a more varied than ever before.

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